What is anara?

Anara® is the registered trademark of a synthetic medicine , which uses sodium picosulfate (1) as active substance , a chemical compound belonging to the line of diphenolic laxative medicines with an effect on some discomforts in the gastrointestinal system .

To highlight: This pharmaceutical product is produced by the company named CHINOIN PRODUCTOS FARMACÉUTICOS SA de CV . (two)

What is anara used for?

  • Thanks to the mechanism of action of its active principle, anara® stimulates changes in the permeability of the epithelium of the large intestine, a laxative action that favors the secretion of water and electrolytes into the intestinal lumen of the colon and with it the improvement of evacuations . 
  • It is used to treat: 
    • Acute or chronic constipation of short or long duration, in patients of all ages. (3)
    • Constipation produced by changes in the diet or modifications in the eating regimen.
    • Constipation during pregnancy and in the postpartum period.
    • Constipation in preoperative and postoperative management.
    • Constipation in geriatrics and in those patients who are going to undergo radiological studies.

Dosage and routes of administration of anara

The presentations of anara® are in tablets containing 5 mg sodium picosulfate and in solution drops containing 7.5 mg sodium picosulfate. The administration of this medication is orally and its dosage as a reference may be as follows: 

  • Tablets: Adults and children over 12 years of age, from 1 to 2 tablets every 24 hours.
  • Solution drops: Infants administer 2 or 4 drops every 24 hours. Children of preschool age, take 4 or 8 drops every 24 hours. 

anara side effects

Therapeutic treatment with anara® may cause some of the following adverse effects in certain patients: 

  • Possible appearance of allergic reactions due to patient contact with any component of the formula.
  • Transient colicky pain .
  • Potassium loss when used in conjunction with diuretic medications.

Important: If any of these symptoms or any other not described appear, please discontinue use and notify your doctor .

Contraindications and warnings of anara

The use of anara® is contraindicated in the following circumstances: 

  • Patient hypersensitivity to any chemical component of the formula.
  • Patients with active gastric ulcer .
  • People suffering from intestinal obstruction.

You should know: Provide all the information about your health history to your doctor, before starting treatment with this drug.

Avoid if you have:

  • History of hypersensitivity to any of the components of the formula.


  • Pharmaceutical products such as anara®, must be administered with prescription or medical prescription. 
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions.
  • Do not exceed the dose recommended by your doctor without his approval.
  • Notify your doctor if you are being treated with other drugs for other pathologies.
  • Keep this product out of the reach of children.

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